Willie Jolley

Willie Jolley, PhD, CSP, CPAE

Leading Motivational Speaker, Author and Entertainer

Speaking Topics

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  • Motivation
  • Inspiration
  • Leadership
  • Change Management
  • Personal Growth
  • Success
  • How To Stage A Stellar Comeback When Life, The Economy Or Your Competition Deals You A Setback!

Travels From

  • Washington, DC

Speaker's Fee Range

  • $10,000 - $20,000

Willie Jolley

Willie Jolley's Key Accomplishments Include . . .
Willie Jolley is America' s premier celebrity speaker, singer and author... inspiring millions with music and motivation! Willie Jolley is truly a renaissance man; an award winning speaker, singer, best selling author, national media personality and national columnist... all in one!

Willie Jolley Is Great! He provides any meeting professional with a partnership necessary to make a successful team and event. He is a master!

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In 1999 Willie Jolley was named "One of the Outstanding Five Speakers in the World" by Toastmasters International. Less than 50 speakers worldwide have achieved this distiction. Former winners include Nelson Mandela, Christopher Reeve, Margaret Thatcher and Colin Powell. In the same year, Toastmasters also named him the "Motivational/Inspirational Speaker Of The Year."

Willie Jolley is the author of two international best selling books, It Only Takes a Minute to Change Your Life! and A Setback Is A Setup For A Comeback. His books have been translated into eight languages. Willie Jolley is also co-author of the book, Only The Best on Success, featuring bestselling motivational authors Keith Harrell, Mark Sanborn and host of the reality show Big Spender, Larry Winget. As a co-author of Go M.A.D. (Go Make A Difference), a best selling book for youth - Willie Jolley teaches life skills and encourages academic excellence. Willey Jolley is also a contributor to national bestseller Chicken Soup For The Christian Soul 2.

Willie Jolley holds the two top designations that the National Speakers Associations bestows only upon the best of the best. The first designation is the CPAE / Speaker Hall of Fame Award; a lifetime recognition for speaking excellence and professionalism. In winning this award, Willie Jolley joins luminaries including Ronald Reagan, Zig Ziglar, Harvey McKay and Les Brown. The other designation is the CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) designation, which honors a speaker who has made their mark on the speaking industry by presenting to a wide range of groups and audiences. In 2003, the McDonald's Corporation named Willie Jolley "A Black History Maker of Today."

More About Willie Jolley . . .
Willie Jolley is an award winning singer. He is a five-time Washington Area Music Association (WAMMIE) Award Winning singer for "Best Jazz Singer" and "Best Entertainer". His CD was the number one downloaded Motivational Music on the Apple iTunes site and is a top seller in stores across America.

As host of the national radio program, The Willie Jolley Weekend Show on XM Radio, Willie Jolley is making a major mark on the talk radio scene. His syndicated daily feature, The Willie Jolley Motivational Minute, can now be heard in over 50 markets, nationally. In addition, his syndicated column is read by over 6 million readers via the internet. Willey Jolley has also appeared on television with his ground breaking PBS special for teens Dare 2 Dream, Dare 2 Win.

Willie Jolley regularly speaks for America's top corporations and organizations. His clients include: Ford, GM, Dell, Wal-Mart, Verizon, Marriott, DuPont, Nabisco, Chevron, Dominos Pizza, Bell South, McDonald's, Chase Manhattan, Allstate Insurance, Pepsi, Coca-Cola, Sprint, Borders Books, Prudential of Australia, The American Society of Association Executives and US Army, Navy and Marines. Willie Jolley's high-impact programs are content-rich, motivational, inspirational and entertaining.

Willie Jolley received his BA in Psychology and Sociology from The American University and Wesley Theological Seminary. His mission in life is to help people maximize their God given talents and abilities so they can "Do More, Be More and Achieve More!
Suggested Keynote Programs
  • How To Be Unstoppable!
  • Change Is Good...When Your Attitude is Great
  • Excellence. Is Still the Best Job Security!
  • 5 Simple Steps For 5 Star Success!
  • How To Stage A Stellar Comeback When Life, The Economy Or Your Competition Deals You A Setback!
What People Are Saying

"Without a doubt, our best sales program yet! You helped drive the Internet sales force to another level of sales success even during a downturn economy. As was expected, you took them to another plateau and forced them to be all that they could be."

Eric Cevis. Vice President, Verizon - ISP Division

"Extraordinary! Simply Extraordinary! You spoke for our Team and helped us take our thinking to another level and had us on our feet, then spoke for a high school we adopted, and had them standing on their feet! Incredible!"

Ron LeGrand, Brand Manager, Nabisco

"Every so often you hear someone speak, and you find yourself saying, "I wish they would keep going!" Willie is that speaker. He talked about hearing a speaker when he was in high school that opened his eyes and inspired him. On that day the speaker said, there is someone out there that has the seeds of greatness in them, and Willie sat up and thought "I AM THAT ONE!" Willie then turned to us and said that WE had those same seeds, that same potential. I can promise you one thing; every single person in the audience last night thought, "I AM THAT ONE!" Well done, Willie Jolley... well done!"

---Michael Roby
Regional Vice President,
John Hancock Financial Services

"Willie Jolley will change your life!"

--- Gladys Knight
World-Renowned Singer